Luxe Vintage Manhattan Wedding in Fort Tryon Park

September 18, 2017 | colleen

After having lunch at New Leaf Restaurant a few years prior to visiting Fort Tryon Park, it was fate that led Gina and Jislain to planning their wedding at this exact place. Falling in love with the European vibe, they kept their wedding classic and timeless with the use of greenery and ivory florals thanks to Floresta. Wanting to give it a vintage twist, their use of brass decor and carved wood tied it all together. These sweet details, as well as some pretty fun and unique family traditions (what’s up, maple syrup shots), were captured by Fiore Films and Sarah Murray Photo.

The Couple:

Gina and Jislain

The Wedding:

Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan, New York

Fiore Films… just wow! Sharrone and Jack are so fun and I couldn’t imagine the day without them. This duo is beyond talented. Jislain actually wasn’t sure he even wanted a videographer until I found and showed him Fiore Films and THANK GOD we found them!! Romantic and edgy, I’ve never seen anything like their work. It feels like you’re watching a movie and I wanted to see more. Sharrone is a mastermind of editing!

Most important was keeping it fun! It was a long awaited celebration for many of us… Jislain and I had been together for 9 years, and our friends and family couldn’t have been more excited for the big day. Throughout the planning we kept reminding ourselves that this is the one day, when all the family and friends (from all over the world) will come together for the first time and possibly the only time. We wanted to put on a show for them, keep the energy up and end it with people wanting more. I would say, mission accomplished.

I wanted a classic dress – think modern day Grace Kelly. I took Jislain wedding dress shopping with me. I know its “tradition” for the groom not to see his bride in the wedding dress before the big day but for me, the only persons’ opinion of my dress that mattered was mine and Jislain’s. I wasn’t going to tell him which one I ultimately picked, as he wanted to be surprised. But by doing this, I was able to see what types of dresses “wowed” him. He is very fashionable and has a big opinion on clothing.

We did not want a traditional wedding ceremony. My husband is French-Canadian and I’m American, so there’s a family language barrier. Our dear friend, Thomas Beaudoin, became an officiant to marry us and was able to deliver parts of the ceremony in English and French. It was perfect. We wrote our own vows, exchange of rings, and I do’s. We made it funny and personal to us, and Thomas was amazing. He kept the crowd entertained the entire time. During the ceremony, we also performed a fun initiation into the Duval family, by taking a swig of home-made Duval maple syrup before pronouncing us husband and wife – in memory of Jislain’s sweet grandmom, Aline Smith Duval aka Bibitte à Sucre (sugar bug).

Our wedding theme was classic vintage. We wanted white flowers in brass urns, delicate lace runners and farm tables with cross back wooden chairs. Not rustic but rather a vintage feel to reflect the historic nature of the venue. I even found little brass mice to hold the table numbers. They were super cute and played along with the old time feel of the venue.

One of my favorite parts of the night was the last dance. Our DJ played the song, Cant Do Without You – Caribou. Everyone was on the dance floor. Jislain picked me up and everyone was jumping around and grabbing my hands as I was singing to them from the top of my lungs. It was the perfect song, to the perfect end, to the perfect night.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Sarah Murray Photo
Event Planning – Kim Schulster
Ceremony Venue – Fort Tryon Park
Reception Venue – New Leaf Restaurant
Floral Design – Floresta
Catering – New Leaf Restaurant
Cake – Laura Leary
Officiant – Thomas Beaudoin
DJ – Doug Rand
Live Music – The James Zeller Trio
Videography – Fiore Films
Invitations – Zazzle
Makeup Artist – Sarah Mustakas
Hair Styling – Alison Ransom
Wedding Dress – Pronovias
Bridal Accessories – The Curated Gift Shop
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Jenny Yoo, Reformation
Groom’s Apparel – P. Johnson Tailors
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Charles Tyrwhitt Clothing
Rings – Sako Diamond, Cartier, Harry Winston
Rentals – Dovetail Vintage Rentals
Menus, Table Numbers, and Escort Cards – Shine Wedding Invitations


A big thanks to Fiore Films and Sarah Murray Photo for sharing this wedding with Junebug! Love this timeless look? Then check out this luxe natural indoor wedding inspiration at Barrow Mansion.

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This Storage Facility Wedding Inspiration is Way More Gorgeous Than You Could Imagine

September 17, 2017 | emy

This unexpectedly gorgeous and unique wedding inspiration from Karly Ford Photo was shot in a storage facility amidst towers of shipping containers. The dramatic, minimal backdrop of rust and concrete contracted against a dark palette of black, silver and winter reds made the intricate details really pop. The bride’s ostrich feather vest worn over a beautifully embroidered Maison Bridal gown and glamorous updo looked fabulous with her wintery bouquet of deep burgundies, winey reds and moody purples by Cory Christopher Design. The Art of Cake created the fabulously artistic cake decorated with berries and shards of frosting. We love how the bridal look, florals and cake are as uniquely beautiful as this venue!

From the Event Designer, Elyse ColmanThe inspiration for this shoot came from the idea of pairing contrasts; the contract between the bridal beauty and the rugged industrial. We filtered this concept through each aspect of the shoot: the simple bridal gown vs. the fur shawl and fauxhawk, the floral print tablescape vs. the industrial backdrop, etc. We love the way the romantic, beautiful couple looks against the industrial sea can storage facility. It was a unique interpretation of the increasingly popular industrial wedding style. We were excited to showcase some unique aspects such as a non-diamond engagement ring (it’s morganite!), a blue suit, and coloured glassware, and the fur shawl.


The Talented Team:

Photography – Karly Ford Photo
Event Planning – Elyse Colman
Venue – Yellowhead Storage
Floral Design – Cory Christopher Design
Cake – The Art of Cake
Invitations – Glossie Love
Makeup Artist – Cara Kapler
Hair Styling – Rachael Ward
Wedding Dress – Maison Bridal
Rentals – Special Event Rentals


Specials thanks to Karly Ford Photo and this team of talented industry professionals for sending this amazing styled shoot to Junebug! For more truly unique wedding inspiration, check out these sweet and unique IKEA engagement photos!

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Get Inspired By The Island Vibes in This Placida Harbor Club Wedding

Paige and Chad’s sweet first look managed to nearly steal the show from the white sands, palm trees and bright blue skies of their small and intimate wedding at Placida Harbor Club in Florida. The day was full casual island life elegance, from giant mangrove trees to the classic seaside church ceremony. Tiger Lily Florist designed the fabulous tropical bouquet, boutonnieres and bridal headpiece made up of palm leaves, orchids and birds of paradise. Photographer Rad Red Creative took a boat with the couple to a private island to capture the post-wedding storm clouds and epic sunset.

The Couple:

Paige and Chad

The Wedding:

Placida Harbor Club, Boca Grande, Florida

The most important thing was creating a day that was centered around the love that we share for each other. We wanted a small and intimate ceremony and reception where we could celebrate with the people who are most important to us.

Hire a good photographer! The day goes extremely fast, there’s a lot of little moments that you miss because of everything happening so quickly. Our photographers, Rad Red Creative, made us feel so comfortable and special throughout the entire day!

We chose our venue because of our love for the outdoors. Boca Grande is a very beautiful beach town with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. Our venue was perfect to portray the old Florida style, we used tropical florals and neutral shades as our accents.

We DIY-ed all of our floral centerpieces! We spent the night before on the floor of the reception venue piecing together the tropical centerpieces. Thank goodness for wholesale florists!

Every guest was someone who we truly cherish so being able to have all of our closest friends and family there to celebrate with us meant the world to us.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Rad Red Creative
Event Planning – Love Lee Lane
Ceremony Venue – First Baptist of Boca Grande
Reception Venue – Placida Harbour Club
Floral Design – Tiger Lily Florist
Catering – Puff N Stuff
Videography – Rad Red Creative
Invitations – Minted
Makeup Artist – Lasting Luxe
Groom’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse
Rentals – Over The Top Rental Linens


Congratulations to Paige and Chad on their beautiful, intimate wedding and special thanks to Rad Red Creative for sharing these gorgeous photos with Junebug! For more beach wedding inspiration, check out this classic and intimate wedding on Long Island Beach, New Jersey.

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